St. Paul Underworld

Climb to HeavenHere are photos I took while exploring a massive mine system located under St. Paul, MN.  I imagine most locals have no idea that there is a 2 mile long tunnel system with 50′ ceilings right under their neighborhood.  After 3 failed attempts to enter, we finally had a successful venture into the abyss.  100 candles were lit to illuminate the massive triangular tunnel chamber.

Spirit Rising

A headlamp was used to light up the crevice that allows one to climb up this incline.  I sat there manning my tripod-mounted Canon 6D with long exposures while my photo friend ran up and down the subterranean cliff.

Miner's Ghost

Ghostly image of a fellow adventurer.